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a way to fix america's sluggish economy. "keep it local. if you keep your money local, everyone benefits." "public works. we have to get people working any way we can." "i think we have to change our tax structure. the rich need to pay a little bit more." chicago ideas week brought thought leaders together to address the issue. austan goolsbee seved in the obama administration as the chairman of the council of economic advisors, and he offered the manufacturing sector as a potential fix. 'we're going to have to export more manufacturing, shift the focus of the economy, and that's going to take a long time. it's going to cost money. we're going to have to retrain our workers." advancing that idea focuses on the nation's education system, training the students of today for the hi-tech jobs of tomorrow. 83% of manufacturing firms reported a shortage of skilled technicians, leaving industry executives like ron bullock of bison gear and engineering corporation highlighting job opportunities in his industry. 'we've had 600,000 unfilled positions on an on-going basis through the national associ
-priced home in nearly half of the metropolitan areas in the u.s. "housing is a very local issue. there are some places, like atlanta, where in fact yes it is very affordable to buy a house right now. but if you live in new york city or san francisco or san diego, it's probably not a whole lot more affordable now than it was three years ago or five years ago or ten years ago." that was mike sante of interest.com. its ranking of pricing by city finds detroit, atlanta, and minneapolis are the most affordable options for median income families. as sante noted, san diego, new york and san francisco are the least affordable. exxon mobil is taking on a north face. the oil giant is buying canadian company celtic exploration for $3.1 billion in cash and stock. exxon is highly interested in expanding its presence in the oil-rich shale found in western canada. the deal is still up to celtic shareholders and the canadian government. more than 6 thousand disney hoodies and t-shirts are being recalled. the clothing was sold in sets at target from october to december of 2011. the u.s. consumer
seriously and got out of the way and got into safe ground. the local officials were ordering mandatory evacuations. my sister moved to a safer part of the state actually. as far as the market---when it does or if it does reopen on wednesday--- what do you anticipate? will it be a huge move either up or down or just kind of a flat day? what do you anticipate? i think it's going to move. experience tells you---remember 9/11 the markets opened and lots of stocks related to tourism and travel dropped substantially. the market dropped substantially. we'll have to see what the damage assessments are. this was not what the market was looking for for the holiday and certainly not for the end of the month. hopefully it's not as bad as the worst fears. a lot has happened over the past couple of days but of course there are a lot of stock stories including the facebook story with about 230 million shares that are held by employees are now eligible to be sold on the open market. but there is no market. what's likely to happen with facebook stock? isn't it crazy? just another snafu in the facebook
own local economy. you can do business all over by being online. and there are so many more tools available that allow you to run your business. so, my dad ran his business by himself. if he didn't know something, he didn't know something. today what would you do? you would go online. you would go to a score counselor, you would find some help. it really is an amazing time. i don't mean to sound pollyannaish, but to me this is an amazing time to be in business. > > thank you for being here. that was steve strauss, columnist for usa today. from small biz to really big biz. chart talk on chevron is coming your way next! o' we're getting a view on another oil stock on the show with matt shapiro, he's president of mws capital. good morning. you are taking a look at chevron. what do you see that you like in the charts here? > > one thing i like about chevron is, of course, it's at all-time highs, angie - $117. but don't look at that number and be dissuaded from taking a look at the stock, because its p/e is 9, and it pays over 3% dividend. even with oil coming down, you'll notice that
that i loved were the small local scholarships that were only a couple hundred dollars. i won 24 of these scholarships. i love those awards because hardly anyone applies for them, and there's a snowball effect. you win the smaller ones and they help you win the larger ones. so, don't neglect the small ones. you can put these together. and also, all of the awards i won were portable, meaning i could use them at the school of your choice. you don't have to sacrifice school choice or the best fit school solely for financial circumstances. > > i've got a 13-year-old. i'm going to go home tonight and get right to work. ben kaplan, thanks so much. > > great to be with you. thank you bill. still ahead, how a former trader aims to help the outsiders manage the markets. that's next. the general public is becoming more savvy about the stock and options market. much of that has to do with the financial news shows that give you the real deal on how traders think. this morning we are so pleased to have tom sosnoff of tasty trade on our set this morning. good morning to you. > > hi angie. > >
. but locally based, in-depth journalism - how do you make that pay? stephen shepard, he's the founding dean of the graduate school of journalism at the city university of new york. for 21 years he was editor-in-chief of business week. he began in the age of pure print and retired in 2005, during the digital encroachment. he's got a terrific memoir just out, "deadlines and disruption: my turbulent path from print to digital." stephen, i assume there is still an appetite for good journalism, but it's just that the current business model doesn't seem to fit it. > > that's exactly right. i'll give you just one statistic: in the last five or six years, newspapers have lost half of their advertising revenue. that's a whopping $25 billion, which is what accounts for the layoffs and the thinning out of newspapers and the closing of bureaus and so forth. and they're not charging online for content. so the business model has kind of collapsed, and we need a new business model. > > is the wrong question then to ask, "how do we sustain newspapers or some form of that kind of journalism?" rather than, "
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